Have your own domain as an OpenId

Own-Id is a free service that lets you use your own domain name (eg. id.example.com) as your OpenId Identifier. Follow these steps to set up your domain:

  1. In the DNS, create a CNAME record that points your domain name (eg. id.example.com) to 'www.own-id.com'.
  2. Go to the domain you just created (eg. http://id.example.com/) and follow the instructions there...

Why is it a good idea to have my own domain name as an OpenId?

The advantages are similar to those for using your own domain in an email address: